Deborah Krakow, MD

Attending Physician
Research Scientist

Deborah Krakow, MD is a physician and research scientist in the International Skeletal Dysplasia Registry and also in the Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery and Human Genetics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Board certified in Medical Genetics and in Maternal Fetal Medicine, Dr. Krakow has been awarded investigative grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the area of skeletal dysplasias. Her research interests involve defining the clinical and molecular basis of skeletal diseases, especially in the area of prenatal-onset skeletal dysplasias. Her clinical expertise has provided her the opportunity to identify and study individuals with both established and newly defined skeletal disorders.

Dr. Krakow has written numerous articles for peer-reviewed publications and book chapters on skeletal dysplasias. The publications focus on clinical and molecular findings and animal models of human disease.  

Dr. Krakow earned her bachelor's degree from Arizona State University in Tempe and her medical degree from the Chicago Medical School. After an internship and residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Cedars-Sinai, she completed fellowships in maternal-fetal medicine at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and in research and clinical genetics at the University of California, Los Angeles Intercampus Medical Genetics Training Program. 

She presently serves as a board member of the American Board of Medical Genetics and a member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology policy committee on Genetics. 
Her efforts also include active involvement in the support groups, Little People of America and Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation.

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